Below you will find suggested activities for teaching biology at the elementary, middle or high school level. The activities below were submitted by members of the 2012 UMass Boston Biology I course and are organized by topic.

Cell Structure and Organelles





Cellular Respiration





Enzymes



Cell Division




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCL6d0OwKt8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Genetics


http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics/rats/

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RNA Video (Song)

Ecology



General


Web Resources
Brain Pop
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/
http://www.biologycorner.com/
http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_edu/waldron/
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1996/crumlish_enzyme.php
http://ecosystems.psu.edu/youth/sftrc/lesson-plans/forestry/k-5/please-trees
Practice Tests
MCAS Review
http://regentsprep.org/regents/biology/biology.cfm
BiologyJunction.url
BiologyMad A-Level Biology.url
Click4Biology.url
ConnectED.url
Interactive Diagrams - Science, Social Studies, History and Geography.url
Internet Worksheet Questions.url
pearsonschool.com Miller and Levine Biology ©2010 A Biology Curriculum by Pearson.url
Pruitt, Underwood BioInquiry Making Connections in Biology, 3rd Edition - Instructor Companion Site.url
Pruitt, Underwood BioInquiry Making Connections in Biology, 3rd Edition - Student Companion Site.url
whitman-hanson Biology MCAS Review.url

BIOLOGY BOOKMARKS

http://www.superteachertools.com/jeopardy/usergames/Jan201102/game1295125876.php


ENERGY- CH 5

Photo
Energy and the Living Cell

CHEM- CH 2

ATP and Energy Storage
Enzyme activity
What happens to our bodies when we get constipated? - Animation from Constipation Advice
http://kitses.com/animation/swfs/digestion.swf
Animation: Organs of Digestion
WHFoods: How Does Digestion Work and How Can I Improve Mine? (Animated graphics)
http://kitses.com/animation/swfs/digestion.swf

CELLS- CH 3

Cell Structure and Functions
Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body : NPR
Biology Animations: cells
cell organelles- protein production
Construction of the Cell Membrane
Mitochondrion- cell respiration
Cell Structure and Functions

TRANSPORT- CH 4

Tutorial 5.1 Passive Transport
http://www.zerobio.com/flashmx/transport.swf
http://www.northland.cc.mn.us/biology/BIOLOGY1111/animations/passive1.swf
Animation: How Facilitated Diffusion Works
passive transport with cell membrane

EVOLUTION- CH 13

Evolution Video – 5min.com
Evolution: Who Was Charles Darwin?

MITO/MEIO- CH 6&7

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/traits/tour_chromosome.html
cancer
NOVA Online | Cancer Warrior | How Cancer Grows
Mitosis
Plant cell mitosis | Flash simulation, Animation, Illustration, Picture, Diagram
The Cell Cycle & Mitosis Tutorial
Animation: How Meiosis Works
Animation: Comparison of Meiosis and Mitosis (Quiz 1)
Animation: Control of the Cell Cycle
Meiosis
NOVA Online | 18 Ways to Make a Baby | How Cells Divide: Mitosis vs. Meiosis (Flash)
Animation: How the Cell Cycle Works
Cancer -Cell Cycle Animations
Animation: Spermatogenesis (Quiz 1)
HowStuffWorks "Sperm Production"

GENETICS- CH 8

mendel
http://naturalselection.0catch.com/Files/gregormendel.html
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/hl-19246625/milestones_in_science_engineering_gregor_mendel_and_classical_genetics/
http://www.biotech.iastate.edu/publications/mendel/ModuleI.pdf
http://www.brandonsd.mb.ca/crocus09/Staff/mckellar/Biology%2040S/mendelian_genetics.htm

DNA/RNA- CH 9&10

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Animations - history of DNA
translation
translation - good one
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translation2
translation
DNA replication
1.Secret.of.Life.T.avi- DNA video
RNA Animation
RNA types
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TAXONOMY- CH 14&19

EVOLUTION- CH 13
http://video.pbs.org/video/1300397304 - geographic isolation
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/01/index.html - pbs videos

ECOLOGY- CH 15-18

ID plants
Pond Ecology- New Haven
pond aquatic species
pond ecosystem animation
pod food web
pond food chain
pond food chain article
pond id kit
File:Leaf morphology.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HUMAN BODY- CH 37-43

kids health- body systems
Biol 1406- Biology I Interactive Tutorials
Welcome to Discovery Education Player
Medical Animation Library
StarLogo TNG Welcome | Scheller Teacher Education Program
Biology Labs Online
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0072437316/120060/ravenanimation.html
Biological Animations
Life Sciences Cyberbridge
Campbell Biology
Life Sciences Cyberbridge

Interactive Diagrams - Science, Social Studies, History and Geography

SourceURL: http://www.neok12.com/diagrams.htm
external image ?ui=2&ik=7cebd75ce9&view=att&th=138c35d8f89994b4&attid=0.3&disp=emb&zw&atsh=1http://www.neok12.com/diagrams.htm

Cellular Respiration

SourceURL: http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/cellularrespiration.html
external image ?ui=2&ik=7cebd75ce9&view=att&th=138c35d8f89994b4&attid=0.5&disp=emb&zw&atsh=1http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/cellularrespiration.html

Respiratory System and Circulatory System 3D Animation - YouTube

SourceURL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX0hQNIjQ-8&feature=related

Respiratory System and Circulatory System 3D Animation - YouTube

SourceURL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX0hQNIjQ-8&feature=related
external image ?ui=2&ik=7cebd75ce9&view=att&th=138c35d8f89994b4&attid=0.4&disp=emb&zw&atsh=1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX0hQNIjQ-8&feature=related

Respiratory system sites

SourceURL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWnlhcqJlRk&feature=related

Respiratory system - YouTube

SourceURL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWnlhcqJlRk&feature=related
external image ?ui=2&ik=7cebd75ce9&view=att&th=138c35d8f89994b4&attid=0.4&disp=emb&zw&atsh=1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWnlhcqJlRk&feature=related

Gas Exchange Animations

SourceURL: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter25/animation__gas_exchange_during_respiration.html

Animation: Gas Exchange During Respiration

SourceURL: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter25/animation__gas_exchange_during_respiration.html
external image ?ui=2&ik=7cebd75ce9&view=att&th=138c35d8f89994b4&attid=0.2&disp=emb&zw&atsh=1http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter25/animation__gas_exchange_during_respiration.html

Discovery Health "Gas Exchange"

SourceURL: http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/respiratory/adam-200022.htm
external image ?ui=2&ik=7cebd75ce9&view=att&th=138c35d8f89994b4&attid=0.1&disp=emb&zw&atsh=1http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/respiratory/adam-200022.htm